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beastly bowling, by the numbers

Woo hoo, we actually won all 7 tonight. That should move us up about 2 places. Cool!

The team we played tonight had the same average as our team, so we were expecting zero handicap, heads up scratch bowling. Which is always fun. But there are 2 guys on that team we rather suspect are ringers. We know them from winter leagues and, believe me, these two are sandbagging it on this silly little summer league. But one of their guys was absent tonight - he prebowled actually, and another one couldn’t make it either, so they found a sub. That changes the total averages, so we wound up with 24 pins coming to us. I think this is the first time this summer we’ve actually got any handicap pins. Great.

So we bowled, and Sue Ann, our new bowler, did pretty good the first game. And for once, the rest of us didn’t suck. And we took it by 75 pins. Nice. Just a little over average for me.

Second game Sue Ann fell off horribly for the first 7 frames, but we talked her through it and she rallied in 8, 9, and 10 XXX8/ to bring her score right back up there. And we won that one by 15 pins. I was 15 over.

Third game was back and forth the whole time. Sue Ann didn’t do so great, but I was 28 over, my wife threw well, and our anchor Rex got his 3rd deuce for the night, giving him another 600+ series. The other team tried hard to catch us, but they couldn’t do it. The back ends were very dry tonight, and their 2 ringers are monkey bowlers. This is an odd style of throwing the ball where you cock your wrist so much to the inside that the ball is resting on the inside of your forearm. Remember Barrel of Monkeys™? That’s what these guys look like when they toss the ball. This throw puts crazy amounts of rev on the ball, making it hook like mad. To make it work they have to throw way to the outside, and when conditions are right they score really high. Conditions were not right tonight. My guess is the oil pattern was wide but short. Their wild throws either went in the gutter because the outside boards were slick, or they over-hooked in the back ends, hitting the 2-4, or 4-7, instead of the 1-3 pocket. By the second half of the third game, conditions had broken down enough so that 2 out 3 throws were going wild for them.

So in the end their team scored a 666 for game 3.

And we won by 24 pins. Which was exactly what our handicap was.

Which means my team also rolled a 666.

And the moon is exactly half full tonight.

Beastly! Spooky!




We stayed after and bowled another 5 games. We have these customer appreciation cards with all these free games on them - 34 to be precise, but they expire in early September. So we have to use them up. So 8 games for me tonight. I hope my foot is Ok tomorrow. Maybe I’ll stick in an ice bucket for a while tonight.


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